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The Ottawa Clinic offers otoplasty, also known as ear reshaping or ear pinning, for patients unhappy with the appearance of their prominent ears. Protruding ears are usually apparent in childhood and, without surgical correction, can last an individual’s lifetime. Many people with prominent ears are troubled by their appearance and can be subject to unwanted attention. Through the ear pinning procedure, the ears are repositioned and reshaped, often to a smaller size or less prominent position.

If you would like to learn if ear pinning can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please schedule a consultation with us today.

The Ear Pinning Procedure

The ear pinning procedure uses small incisions behind the ear, helping to conceal any potential scarring that may form. Through these incisions, your plastic surgeon can access the necessary tissues for the purpose of reducing ear prominence and improving its shape and contour. Adults typically receive local anesthesia with or without sedation for their surgery. The procedure often takes one to two hours to complete, but this will vary based on the extend of the patient’s needs.

Ear Pinning Recovery

Following ear pinning surgery, adults often feel comfortable returning to work within just a couple days. Any pain or discomfort experienced during the recovery can be minimized with lower-strength narcotic medication. Most activities can be resumed within the first two weeks, but our surgeons recommend avoiding more strenuous activities until three to four weeks after the procedure.

Ear Pinning Cost

Ear pinning surgery can cost about $10,000 or higher at our Ottawa practice. You will be provided with a personalized quote at your consultation based on the details of your surgery.

For more information about ear pinning, please contact The Ottawa Clinic.